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title: 'Ranche and range. (North Yakima, Wash.) 1897-1902, April 29, 1897, Page 12, Image 12',
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A Prominent Bee Keeper Answers a Lady
I!Y CHAJB. LBK,
In Hanciik and Hanoi: of the loth of
April I rend nn article by Mane," and
as she has requested pome of the larger
hee men to write about packing and
grading and the production of ro.nl>
honey, I will do mv best. Now, as Mr.
Rei\r and myself are about 1 lie largetl
men that are handling bees in the ccunty
I suppose she means us.
I say it is a shame and a disgrace
to the apiculturists of I his county the
way some of (heir honey coes on the
market; but I suppose (here will 1 c poor
honey put on the market as long as it is
The time has uotne when every person
marketing honey should put his or her
stamp on every section. If the sample
that the consumer yets is of good quality
he will always call for that brand. This
will compel the smaller producers to
•rrade and pack iheir honey in better
We should endeavor to make arrange
ments wish the transportation compan
ies. In shipping honey any distance,
especially if it is cold weatlier, the honey
is more or le«9 broken, and I think the
breaking in transit ie caused more by the
switching of the cars than by the rouyli
handling. If we could have the matter
properly presented to the general freight
ayent, I hnve no doubt the company will
Yakima City, Weuh
In rogftrd to lifting drawn coml>9 in
boxes I have the best of luck with them.
I generally put one-half drawn combs
and Ibe other half foundation, and 1 ul
wars find the drawn combs filled first ;
and I have of'en wished that full combs
could be made for surplus and brood
chamber. I think 1 should rather pay
more for Ihe same. —G. S. B'own, Salis
bury, Vl., in Gleanings.
HONEY AS MEDICINE.
A honey enthusiast thus sums up the
merits of his favorite sweet: A free,
regular anil constant use ol honey is
probably the best medicine for throat
troubles there it. It is a wholesome and
economical substitute for butter, being
as a rule half the price of that article
llonev is of more service in our cooking
limn many people imagine. Honey may,
indeed, replace sugar as an ingredient in
the rooking of food. In rice puddings
the writer invariably uses honey instead
of nilgai*; the flavor is much more deli
cious. For preserving most kinds of
RANCHK AND RANGE.
fruit honey is far preferable to siuur, as
ii lias the quality of preserving for a long
time in a fresh state anything (lias may
be laid in ii or mixed \vil!i it, ami pre
venting its corruption in a far superior
manner to sugar. For many medical
purposes honey is invaluable. To town
residents who mnv he jaded and look
careworn after the excitement of late
hours, when the skin becomes dry, red
and harsh looking, try the effects of rub
bing gently a thin coating of honey on
the face before going to bed. It is one of
the finest cosmetics in the world.
The apiary should btf discussed at every
horticultural meeting, lees are neces
sary 1o successful fruit growing; the bee
keeper needs ihe blossoms of the fruit
orchard, but the bee industry has not
kept Dace with fruil growing, hence hor
ticulturists Should keep bees. When
they do failures in fruit will be less fre
A Complete Stock of Bee-Keepers' Supplies.
Famous Morse hive (Ist prize at ..slate fair), foundation, smokers, section presses, founda
tion ("listeners, spur wire imbedders, veils, honey shipping caies, etc.
FRUIT AND BERRY BOXES OF ALL KINDS.
PIONEER LUMBER CO. - NORTH YAKIMA, WASH
PUjLI^BY & MUGGINS,
Dry Goods, Sloes, Hats, Groceries, k
Good Goods at Fair prices.
CALL AND SEE US WHEN IN THE CITY.
Sheepherders' Shoes, Hats, Etc.
LOWE BI_.OOI£ . . . -£-.A.:E£i:Lv£-^ ' .A.T7-E.
| #RO Tf T*STO #UTjj
(• \J«/ Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, J \J»/ *)
( # sif^ Toilet Articles, Fine Cigars. " %ft\ 0)
(0 Prescriptions (Carefully oompoundl@dl. 0)
'^ Corner Yakiina / venue and Second Street. . ' *'
/ # NORTH YAKIMA, AVASFITISraTON. . #
NEW SPRING MILLINERY I
You can buy a hat cheaper
at Mrs. Cary's than anywhere
else in the city. Call and see.
Lsitost Stylos! Lowell Price*! The pretti
est and most extensive tint 1 of ribbons ever
displayed In the city.
Japanese Mush Bowls, 6 for 25c.
MR. and MADAME CONOLLY.
Permanently located at North Yak
ima, over the Wallace-Coburn Hard